WORLD OF RADIO HITLIST UPDATED by ALAN ROE
1) Germany – Media Broadcast: Updated link to A19 broadcast schedule (Thanks to Alan Gale in swskeds io group)
2) Greece – V of Greece: Updated link to programme schedule (web pagechanged from http to https)
3) Spain – REE: Updated link to now navigate to A-19 freq schedule
4) Sudan – R Tamazuj: Updated links to frequency page and archivedprogrammes page
Unless there’s a major change anywhere, the next update will be late June. Best wishes and 73 (Alan Roe, May 31, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CHINA [and non]. 15340, June 1 at 1244, soft song at S3-S6 with flutter, 1246 Chinese talk. Aoki/NDXC shows jammed SOH relay of RFA.
9230, June 1 at 1319, Chinese and music // 11785, CNR1 jammer against Sound of Hope. EiBi shows SOH on 9230.1 but not a jammer. Aoki/NDXC shows both on 9230. No het audible here.
15165, June 1 at 1335, very heavy CCI in Chinese, i.e. VOA via THAILAND this hour only, vs CNR1 jamming. The latter goes off at 1400* when VOA has already quit (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 6165, June 1 at 0438, RHC English is about S9 of dead air, or maybe JBM? 6000 likewise but slightly audible; 6060 Spanish is OFF. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 4765, June 1 at 0440, surprised to find R. Progreso carrier still on, after nominal 0400*; maybe a trace of modulation? Something`s always wrong at RadioCuba (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 9640, June 1 at 0448, RHC Spanish is S8 of dead air or maybe JBM. Still on and the same at 0547, but S5-S7. Supposed to quit at 0400 per Aoki/NDXC, and nothing else scheduled afterwards. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 15230, June 1 at 1335, RHC S9 but very undermodulated; much louder on S9+20 15140. Something`s always wrong at RHC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** GERMANY. 9370, June 1 at 0443, music and talk in uncertain language, VP S2-S5 vs storm noise from TX; where I have not noticed anything before. HFCC shows 0430-0630 IBB Lampertheim in Fas, i.e. Radio Farda, as confirmed by Aoki/NDXC (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** OKLAHOMA. Ever since OETA without notice abruptly terminated its OKLA subchannel-2 at the end of 2018y, replacing it with the yellowish WORLD channel from PBS, I have been looking for a recording of its blue ID slide for posterity, since I don`t think I ever captured it before. Finally found one on an old tape:
While we`re at it, some more DTV pixillated art. These are from KWTV-25 breakup on rabbit ears/UHF loop antenna; not sharp due to camera focusing problem and hand-held, but adding? to mystique:
(Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A [and non]. WORLD OF RADIO 1984 monitoring: confirmed first US SW broadcast, Friday May 31 at 2207 the 2200 on WRMI 9955 — very poor on portable, but at 2225 good S9+10 to S8 on the R75.
Also confirmed UT Sat June 1 at 0130 on WRMI 7780, S9/+10 but poor vs storm noise level.
Also confirmed Sat June 1 at 1145 the 1130 on WRMI 9955, fair-good.
Not confirmed Sat June 1 from 1431 on HLR 9485-CUSB; via UTwente not a trace of even the reduced carrier vs huge splash from 9490 Romania; nor when tried with LSB tuning as I have called for. Next:
1930vUT Saturday WA0RCR 1860-AM
2100 UT Saturday WRMI 9955
0130 UT Sunday WRMI 5850 [NEW] 0300vUT Sunday WA0RCR 1860-AM [nominal 0315] 1030 UT Sunday HLR 7265-CUSB Germany
2130 UT Sunday WRMI 7780
0130 UT Monday WRMI 9395
0230 UT Monday WRMI 7780
0300vUT Monday WBCQ 5130v Area 51
0330 UT Monday WRMI 9955
0930 UT Monday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW
1815 UT Monday IRRS 7290 Romania
0100 UT Tuesday WRMI 7780
0800 UT Tuesday Unique Radio 5045-USB NSW [2 editions] 2100 UT Wednesday WRMI 9955
2100 UT Wednesday WBCQ 7490v [and/or 2130] 0100 UT Thursday WRMI 7780
[it appears we will now be running on a Friday-to-Thursday cycle, so freshest new airings are on weekends]
Full updated schedule including AM, FM, webcasts, satellite, podcasts:
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7490+, UT Sat June 1, at 0000 sharp, WBCQ starts playing “William Tell Overture“ theme to `Allan and Angela Wiener Worldwide`, but without any interjexions, intact complete until 0003, a bad sign that something may be wrong. Then dead air, while I recheck 9330+ to find that one still BSing instead of // 7490+. At 0006:40, WTO starts all over! This time AW comments, “no more repeats, we`re here from Monticello, Maine“ and fades down theme before it complete again. Hard to copy anything due to weak signal vs nearby storm noise level. Not rechecked until 0043, when now it`s Pirate Joe, J P Ferraro instead of AW but with similar voice and accent; so I don`t know what happened in the meantime, and haven`t heard yet from John Carver. Can anyone else infill us? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 15770, May 31 at 2000, WRMI-9 is S6-S7 but dead air, still so at 2019. This was when, Fridays only, a new hour broadcast of `Radio for Peace International` was supposed to appear. As always, poor signal here off the side of its 44-degree NE beam back toward Europe.
9455, meanwhile, Fri May 31 at 2019, this WRMI-8 with music from the also new APS Radio, M-F only 19-21; at 2051 modulation if not carrier cuts off and on and off and on, hard to tell which on non-BFO receiver. Only fair signal on 355 degree antenna, same as 9395 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 6900-AM, June 1 at 0435, JBA carrier; could be a pirate where there is not normally a carrier; even YHWH? Which I still have not been able to detect on the 7 MHz band (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 10775, June 1 at 1316, open carrier as S1-S4 and then off. Thought it might be Sound of Hope/jamming, but not listed on this frequency (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1638 UT June 1